PROVERBS 25

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Proverbs 25:4-7

REFINEMENT

 

When something is refined, it is made pure or better.

We see some refining in these verses, and in each case something is

removed.

 

REFINING OF SILVER - Vs. 4 - REMOVE THE DROSS

Dross is the waste material that makes silver impure.

The silver is melted, and the dross is skimmed off.

God will often refine our lives with correction and trials, so that we

our lives will be pure. Psalm 66:10, Proverbs 3:11-12, James 1:2-4, 12

 

REFINING OF A SOVEREIGN - Vs. 5 - REMOVE THE WICKED

Remove wicked men from a king, and righteousness shall prevail.

If we want to live a "royal life" for Christ, we must remove the wicked

influences from our lives. Psalm 1:1

 

REFINING OF A SERVANT - Vs. 7 - REMOVE THE PRIDE

We are not to promote ourselves. We are to act as humble servants of

Christ. Let others exalt us. Let's not exalt ourselves. Luke 22:24-27

 

 

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Proverbs 25:11-13, 25

GOOD WORDS

 

There are all kinds of words, but the best kind of words are good words.

 

A FIT WORD Vs. 11

A right word at the right time is always appropriate.

 

A FORTUNATE WORD Vs. 12

A man is fortunate when he has a friend who will rebuke him in love.

A man is wise when he heeds the rebuke.

 

A  FAITHFUL WORD Vs. 13, 25

A faithful servant delivers the message of his master.

The master is refreshed.

When we faithfully deliver the message of salvation to those who need it, we are delivering the faithful word.

As we deliver the "good news" (The Gospel) from a far country (Heaven), many souls will be refreshed (Vs. 25).

 

 

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